A team of researchers and stakeholders organizes the workshops.
Komp-Leukkunen is associate professor in social policy and head of the research group on population ageing. Her research interests are population ageing, work and retirement, welfare policies, and research methods. Recent publications include “Capturing the diversity of working age life-courses: A European perspective on cohorts born before 1945” (Plos ONE) and “What life-course research can contribute to futures studies” (Futures). She is vice-chair of the Research Network on Quantitative Methods and board member of the journal “Work, Employment and Society”.
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Visa Rantanen is a PhD student at the University of Helsinki, Faculty of Social Sciences. He is a member of the research group on population ageing. His research interests include retirement planning, retirement expectations and social policy transformation related to population ageing. His doctoral dissertation examines how population ageing shapes how people from different age cohorts plan for retirement. He is a second year PhD student with a background in sociology and he finished his master’s degree at the university of Helsinki in 2019.
Jawaria Khan is a PhD student in Social Policy department. She has background in development and international cooperation. Her main themes of interests include mobilities, brain drain, migration, highly skilled labor market integration and higher education internationalization, and in her doctoral dissertation she is examining the mobility decisions of academics from Finland. In Finland, she did research internships in FIER/miNET and Eetti, while in Pakistan she worked with USAID. Her total experience with research projects is 3 years.
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Per Erik Solem is professor in gerontology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and a researcher at NOVA, Oslo Metropolitan University. He has been involved in ageing research since he graduated in psychology in 1970. He has a long teaching and research experience on subjects such as theories of ageing, active ageing, cognitive age changes, ageism and occupational gerontology. In recent years, issues related to work and retirement have been his main research areas.
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Katharina Herlofson is a researcher at NOVA, Oslo Metropolitan University. She has a PhD in sociology from the University of Oslo. Since 2000, she has participated in several national and international projects within the field of ageing research. Her research interests include intergenerational relationships, demographic changes, active ageing and transitions in later life. During the past years, she has been increasingly involved in studies addressing issues related to older workers and retirement.
Katharina Herlofson's personal webpage
Tale Hellevik is a researcher at NOVA, Oslo Metropolitan University. She has a PhD in sociology from the University of Oslo. Her research has centered on topics such as life course transitions and various aspects of the Norwegian welfare state, including a focus on welfare arrangements in a comparative perspective. Currently, she is involved in several projects on working life addressing older workers, the transition to retirement and sick leave.
Tale Hellevik's personal webpage
Andreas Motel-Klingebiel, Dr. phil., Sociologist and Gerontologist, is Professor in Ageing and Later Life as well as Research Director and Head of Division at the Division Ageing and Social Change, Department of Culture and Society, Linköping University, Sweden. His research targets the interdependencies between societal processes, life courses, human ageing, and old age. Main thematic perspectives are quality of life, diversity, distributions, social inequality and exclusion; life course and individual development as well as social and cultural change.
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Arianna Poli, M.Psy., Psychologist and Gerontologist, is Ph.D. candidate in Ageing and Social Change at the Division Ageing and Social Change, Linköping University, Sweden. Her research lies at the intersection of ageing, (in)equality, inclusion/exclusion, digital technologies. She investigates the impact of digital technologies among older people in different domains, such as healthcare, working life, service provision. She is actively involved in several scientific networks in the field of technology and ageing, such as the Socio-Gerontechnology network and the NET4AGE-Friendly Action.
Arianna Poli's personal webpage
Annika Heuer, M.Sc. in Business Administration, is a research assistant in Ageing and Social Change at the Division for Ageing and Social Change, Department of Culture and Society at Linköping University, Sweden. She supports research activities conducted at the division.
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Jolanta Perek Bialas is the Director of the Centre for Evaluation and Analysis of Public Policies at the Jagiellonian University. She is a Professor at the Institute of Sociology of the Jagiellonian University as well as in the Institute of Statistics and Demography of the Warsaw School of Economics. Her scientific specialization is sociology of aging, gerontology, evaluation of public policies including senior policy. Her recent projects are focused on older workers, age management policies, extending working lives and empowering informal carers.
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Zhen Im is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of International Economics, Governments and Business, Copenhagen Business School. His research interests include how labour market changes influence public opinion and voting behaviour through the interface of welfare policies. He completed his PhD at the University of Helsinki which focused on how the threat of workplace automation influences public support for welfare policies and voting behaviour in Western Europe.
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Roger Norum is a university lecturer in cultural anthropology and adjunct professor in geography at the University of Oulu, Finland. Three main areas characterize his current research: environment, infrastructure and sociality. An overarching theme is the question of how environment and infrastructure influence human sociality through looking at both media practices and cultural processes. Recent publications include the chapter “Time for representation: Mediating the moment in a mobile space” (2021, Routledge Handbook of Mobile Societies).
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